UT-21 Recycling of the Built Stock

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urbanism and Territorial Management
3rd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C+2P | ECTS Credits: 4
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh Claudiu Runceanu
Learning outcomes:
Accurate use of the specific terms and concepts
Comprehension and correct interpretation of the evolutionary dynamics regarding existing urban areas in accordance with the social and economic ones; explaining the causes and consequences of the urban transformations
Appropriate use of methods, instruments and techniques in order to reveal the various dimensions of the urban reality, and their adequate use in the studio project
Conceiving creative solutions in accordance with the urban fabric specificities
Introduction, definitions and content
The relation between recycling and the other concepts used to define urban/building interventions
The recycling practice in antiquity
The medieval practice of recycling
Post-medieval practices
Recycling practices in the modern times
The process of accumulating the built stock; causes of degradation and measures against – economical reasons for recycling
Contemporary recycling practices (case studies – part I)
Contemporary recycling practices (case studies – part II)
Contemporary recycling practices (case studies – part III)
Contemporary recycling practices (case studies – part IV)
Key factors for the recycling process (part I)
Key factors for the recycling process (part II)
Final review

Studio project: urban restructuring of an existing urban area
Teaching Method:
Lectures (partially interactive), case studies and debates
Studio work
Assessment during the course activity (20%); assessment of the studio work (80%)
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Benevolo Leonardo, 1967, « The Origins of Modern Town Planning », Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 172p.
Derer Peter, « Revitalizarea clădirilor vechi », în : Revista Monumentelor Istorice, 1992/1993
Derer Peter, « Reciclarea fondului clădit », în : Buletinul Comisiei Monumentelor Istorice, 1992/1993
Kostof Spiro, 2001, « The City Shaped, Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History », Ed. Thames&Hudson Ltd. London, 352 p., ISBN 0-500-28099-1
Loupiac Claude, 2005, « La ville entre représentations et réalités », Coll. Patrimoine références, CNDP, Paris, 397 p., ISBN 2-240-01585-3
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Piron Olivier, 2002, « Renouvellement urbain, analyse systémique », Ed. PUCA, Paris, 132p., ISBN 2-11-085652-1